Wedding Reception Food

Wedding reception food can range from homemade fare to elaborate gourmet cuisine.

In order to save money, the first thing to consider is the number of people you're inviting to the wedding.

Remember every person you cut from the list is a considerable savings.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking about ways to shave costs on your wedding reception food:

*Have a pot luck...ask everyone to bring a delicious, homemade dish

*Go picnic style-get chicken and sides from a could even use nice paper plates and checkerboard tablecloths

*Serve appetizers only (you could even prepare them yourself or with help from friends or family)

*Brunch receptions are cheaper. you could serve muffins, fruit and other cheap breakfast items

*Serve finger sandwiches (you made) for a lunch reception

*Just have desserts

Wine, champagne and alcohol can be very expensive, especially at an open bar.

Here are a few cheaper ideas:

*Serve beer

*Serve only one wine or champagne

*Look online for discount beverages

*Have coffees, teas and lemonade

Wedding reception food is a great place to cut costs from your wedding. Enlist the help of friends and family or ask for discounts. The main thing is to have a great time.